23 June 2007


One of the hardest things about posting is coming up with a title. One can always pick some random title like "things I did today" or something like that, but it's just not witty enough. So I decided to pick a Japanese title (and will probably do so more frequently in the future). Nothing special. This title reads : doku-sho (symbolically broken down).

A week ago I felt I should wean myself away from the screen and started reading. I went to McDermott Library (which is lame - try searching for spectrophotometry.. one book? from 1987? seriously?) to pick out some books. Here's what I got:

(Presented in reading order). Saving the best for last, eh? Yes. I've only read two out of the four. The second one was awesome, although I got bored of the tankas really quickly and just read all the short stories. What great imagery and themes in 2-3 page stories!

Typically they introduce something obscure like a variety of flower and I say to myself - wtf does this have to do with Hiroshima? At the end, they tie it back into the main theme and its like ZOMGZYEAUZ.

I fall for this trick every time.

In any case, weaning. Yes. It seems every time I turn on my computer, my jdrama folder calls to me, so I settled for real-life jdrama? Man, I'm lame.

I'm certainly looking forward to fall semester. Now that I know I can take some online classes at Midland College, I think I'll take a psychology course and a creative writing course, bringing my total fall hours to something like.. 27.

Enjoy these funnies:
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6VIo6_0l24

IAANNNNN!! (watch it first..)

2. http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/06/chernobyl-household-nuclear-generator/


Nimisha said...

I'm not sure what ZOMGZYEAUZ means - but if it means what I think it means - then you're not alone. I got that same feeling when I read 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' - the first and last chapters are the best. The ones in between are just plain weird.

And what does the title mean again?

You're crazy to take 27 hours btw. Totally insanely crazy. Don't you have to start paying UT extra if you have so many hours?

piotrrcola said...

doku(読)-sho(書) means "reading"

haha. pretty simple. and yeah 27 is crazy. I think i settled for 24.